The first spring game of the Shane Beamer era will have more fans in attendance than previously scheduled.

On Thursday, the school announced capacity for the 2021 Garnet and Black Spring Game has been increased to approximately 15,000 fans — up from the 9,000 that was previously announced.

“As we developed our initial plans for the spring game, it was important that we did not interrupt Prisma’s ability to effectively provide vaccinations,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner in a released statement. “As vaccinations became more widely available over the last month, it also became more feasible for Prisma’s vaccination clinic and the spring game to operate simultaneously without negatively impacting vaccination efforts. We’re looking forward to hosting our great fans at the Garnet and Black Spring Game while continuing to partner with Prisma to serve the community.”

The upcoming Garnet and Black Spring Game will be held on April 24 at 2 p.m. and will be televised on SEC Network+.